Introduction to ARCHICAD BIM 20.0 (short course)

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Why study this course?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become one of the most relevant tools for developing architectural projects. This course introduces you to ARCHICAD 20.0, providing an essential understanding of the main features of the software application and an overview of how BIM works.

More about this course

On this course we provide an introduction to the main tools and techniques used in ARCHICAD related to modeling and layout presentation. The content is organised according to four main topics: interface and work environment, modelling, 2D and 3D views, and documentation. The course will provide a solid starting block to use the software confidently and effectively.

A small project will be set throughout the course in order to explore each week's topic.

Week one: Interface and work environment includes basic settings to start a project, toolbars and palettes, visual aids and navigation through the project.
Week two: Modelling includes model organisation, use of common tools and library objects.
Week three: 2D and 3D views includes views, workflow and basic rendering.
Week four: Documentation includes creating and publishing presentation layouts.

You will gain a good understanding of:

  • the BIM concept and how it works with ARCHICAD
  • how to start a project and organise its information from inception
  • basic tools and techniques for 3D modelling in ARCHICAD
  • how to explore, create visuals and layouts from the model

Fees and key information

Course type
Short Course
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Who's this course for?

The course is directed towards professionals or students in an architecture or design-related field who are seeking an introduction to ARCHICAD 20.0 or a general understanding of the BIM software.

Previous CAD skills and knowledge of drawing conventions for architecture is necessary.

Course dates

Course dates Autumn dates coming soon!
Length One day a week for four sessions
Day and time Saturday, 11am to 5pm 
Maximum class size 10
Contact hours 20


A 20% discount is available for:

  • those who are registered as unemployed and in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit
  • those whose sole or main income is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state retirement pension
  • those who are registered as disabled and in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • full-time and part-time UK students on credit-bearing courses
  • London Metropolitan University students on year-long day courses
  • London Metropolitan University alumni members
  • London Metropolitan University staff

If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.

What's included in the price?

The cost of materials is included in the course fee.

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

How to apply

Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.

When to apply

Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.